Tag Archives: Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair

Mary Goes to Cannes (again)

In May 1978 Mary visited the world-famous Cannes Film Festival to promote her forthcoming movie The Playbirds. She was also there to have an initial meeting with legendary porn director Gerard Damiano, about his latest project, Love is Beautiful, due … Continue reading

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On Location: Diana Dors’ Fantasy Manor

One of my oldest friends lives in Sunningdale, a village on the Surrey-Berkshire border, in the Royal Borough of Windsor. I went to visit her recently and, as a bonus, re-traced some of Mary’s steps. Traditionally well-loved by celebrities – … Continue reading

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Proto-Playbirds

Last year, on this blog, I wrote about prolific British poster artist Tom Chantrell. Although he might be more revered nowadays for his work for Hammer studios, it’s his ‘X’-rated sexploitation material which I, unsurprisingly, adore the most. Chantrell designed … Continue reading

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Girl Guides

Alongside the best-selling monthly Playbirds and Pocket Playbirds magazines, David Sullivan also produced semi-regular Playbirds Erotic Film Guides, designed to publicize his movies, and those he had a hand in distributing during the late-1970s. Issues #1, #2, #5 and #7 … Continue reading

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Mary as Millicent

This is one of my favourite photos of Mary; playing the character ‘Millicent Cumming’ on the set of Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair in the autumn of 1978. The picture was taken by the late Colin Ramsay, who acted … Continue reading

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Four More Soho Doors

31st October 2014: After my recent blog looking at notable Soho addresses, I’m back knocking on a few more naughty doors… Number 11 Walkers Court. This wide, wooden (and recently varnished) doorway was once the entrance to the most famous ‘adults … Continue reading

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On Location: Paddington Bare (part 2)

As I previously noted in part one of this article, Paddington has been a hotbed of London vice for decades, but in the 1970s it also became the backdrop to several pornographic films. As well as the hardcore hi-jinks of Arabian … Continue reading

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Soho Cinemas #1: An ‘Exciting’ Establishment

Today, I’m beginning a brisk stroll through Soho, revisiting some of the most infamous sex cinemas of the 1970s, and my first ‘X’-rated port of call has quite a colourful history. Mary was, unquestionably, one of the best-known anti-Establishment figures of the 1970s, so it seems … Continue reading

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Mary Millington bargains!

For a limited time only, Odeon Entertainment are offering the digitally remastered Mary Millington DVDs at a bargain price. Come Play with Me, The Playbirds and Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair, plus a host of ‘extra’ features are on … Continue reading

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Mary’s Cameo Role

It’s easy to forget, but throughout her colourful life Mary didn’t just pose for photographs; she was also immortalised in oils on several occasions. Prolific commercial artist Tom Chantrell managed to perfectly capture her image on three separate movie posters … Continue reading

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